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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

A new season of monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society begins next Saturday. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.

Bring your family to play outside with natural items. This is a time for children and their parents to use their imaginations. Families can build a fort out of bamboo, make a tree cookie bridge, create a bamboo car and more. All play items will be provided. Event recoccurs: July 17 and Aug. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Aug. 23, 9-10 a.m.

Info: Tiffany Gorrell, tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov

Marshall Grain will help you and your dog prepare for Father’s Day by making a beautifully decorated water color pawprint painting. Capture the affection that your dad has for his treasured canine companion with this special keepsake. Just bring Dad’s furry family member in at 11 a.m. and we will help you make a water color pawprint of your Dad’s dog on high quality paper. Then our staff artist will complete the painting for you to make a keepsake pawprint painting.

Bring the whole family for a group portrait, or have your pet pose for a solo shot. Marshall Grain’s photographer will capture fun, dynamic images that you will love as an enduring reminder of the joy your pet adds to your life. Customers can receive this service with the purchase of $50 or more of dog or cat supplies. Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Guests can enjoy beer samples, a cooking demonstration on how to prepare craft sausages, live music and Elliot's Hardware will be showcasing grills at A Tasteful Place. Young Chefs Academy presents a parent and child hands-on cooking class in the demonstration kitchen in A Tasteful Place on June 17 at 1 p.m.

Week-long outdoor survival adventure day camp led by Primitive Texas. Build shelters, find edible wild plants, make fire without matches, blend into your surroundings with camouflage, and much more. $140/child. Contact 972-219-3550 to register. Complete details on website link below.

Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Investigate the physics of air and gas pressure. How far can a balloon racer travel? Can invisible gases blow the lid off a container? Get these answers and more through hands‐on experiments and demonstrations. Pre‐registration is required. $7-$9.

Ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Info: olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov

 

Have fun painting this Dallas icon with professional recycle artist, VET.  "Dallas Skies" is the seventh opportunity, in a series of 10 free workshops, to be held city wide. You will receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions. Create a "ready to hang" piece of artwork. No previous skill required.  This is a free workshop, but you must pre-register a slot to attend. Contact the host site for details.

Info: artcycletx@gmail.com, 469-300-1550

Join us in Grapevine for the 3rd Annual North Texas Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick Pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more! 

Your payment includes vegan burgers & hot dogs and helps pay the fee for reserving the pavilion.

Please be prepared to bring a vegan dish as well. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a potluck item after you submit payment for the event.

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